Wildcard (week 22):
Dua Lipa – Love Again

When the pandemic started, 15 months ago, many artists were afraid to release their new material. They put a lot of effort and money into it, and would obviously like to recoup that. You can hardly blame them from postponing their music.

But you can applaud the ones who decided to go ahead with their plans. Who had the guts and self-confidence to put out their albums anyway, helping their fans get through the misery in the process. Dua Lipa was the first ‘AA artist’ to do so, and guess what? It made her a ‘triple-A artist’. Her album Future Nostalgia was an ‘all killers, no fillers’ affair, and just what the world needed at the time.

Within a year after its release, she even put out a star-studded DJ Mix of the record (Club Future Nostalgia) and an expanded version (The Moonlight Edition) with 8 more bonus tracks. Also, she staged a massively successful live stream concert, and every one of her (rare) TV performances is unique. Rumour has it she’s currently shopping for a larger house, to have enough room for all the awards she won last year. A power woman and a true example for fans and other artists alike.

One of my favourite songs on Future Nostalgia has always been Love Again. A great pop track, based on a sample from My Woman by Lew Stone & The Monseigneur Band (1932). The same sample that was made famous by White Town, who used it 65 years later in their smash hit Your Woman. The overall mint production with added strings makes Love Again a great, sophisticated tune. Sure to be liked by people of all ages. It’s the 11th(!) and last single to be lifted off The Moonlight Edition of Future Nostalgia, but destined for the charts once again. And rightly so!

This week, Love Again by Dua Lipa is the new Carte Blanche Music Wildcard, so it’ll feature at the top of the blog for a whole week. Not because she needs it, but because she deserves it.

Follow Dua Lipa on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify

Recommended as well:
Physical
Don’t Start Now
Swan Song
Bad Together / Genesis
Thinking ‘bout You

In the Wildcards 2021 playlist you’ll find all of this year’s Carte Blanche Music Wildcards so far.


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